Red Lentil With Garlic Tadka


Hi guys. I am back welcoming you to my site again. In our everyday cooking plan for the lunch menu people in India usually make rice, dal, and curries,sautéed or stir-fried vegetables as a staple platter. I too personally make the same and amongst dals and veggies, I make varieties of both of them. In dals, I make rajma ki dal, methi dal, dal tadka, lemony dal, hing waali dal and many others. Today I decided to make another variation of dal, red lentils with a garlicky or ‘lehsuni tadka’. It will be a welcome change from your regular experience of eating dals and I am sure will be liked by one and all. So friends let’s start with its making—-

Ingredients:-For the dal:-

  1. Red Lentil-250 gms.
  2. Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp.
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch.
  4. Water- 2 1/2 cups.
  5. Salt-According to taste.

For the garlic tadka:

  1. Black Mustard -1 tsp.
  2. Carom Seeds-1 tsp.
  3. Dry Red Chillies-2.
  4. Chopped Garlic-2 tsp.
  5. Oil(mustard or vegetable oil)- 1tbsp.


Step 1

Wash the dal and pressure cook it with salt, turmeric powder, asafoetida till done.

Step 2

DSC01069Take a pan. Add the black mustard, carom seeds, dry red chilies, chopped garlic and let it splutter without adding oil on a medium flame. When half done, add in the oil and fry it till golden browned.

Step 3

Mix the above-made tadka in the dal.

Our Red Lentil With Garlic Tadka is done.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then happy living, healthy cooking!!! And wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year 2018.



Red Lentil And Onion Fritters


Hi, dear friends.Welcome to my space again. Today I’m sharing a snack recipe made from red lentil and onions which is super tasty, crunchy and will leave you addicted to its taste. It can be had with tea and puffed rice mixture in the evening or at brunch time. So let’s start making it—


  1. Red Lentil – 300 gms.
  2. Onions(finely chopped) – 1.
  3. Green Chillies (finely chopped)- 2.
  4. Asafoetida or Hing -A Pinch.
  5. Salt – According to taste.
  6. Chopped fresh coriander -A handful.


Step 1 

Wash and soak the red lentils for four hours. Grind the lentil slightly coarsely.

Step 2 

Add chopped onions, green chilies, salt, asafoetida, and coriander to the lentil batter.

Step 3 

Mix it up well. Heat oil in a wok. When it is hot add dollops of the batter in the oil and fry it up.

Step 4

Take out the fritters on a tissue paper and serve with green chutney or green chilly sauce.

Our Red Lentil Fritters are ready.

Do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Its a great idea for your afternoon or evening snack. It’s crunchy and tasty to be had with a cup of tea or coffee. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!